A renowned computer scientist and transgender advocate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, an internationally recognized business executive, and one of academic medicine’s most respected leaders are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2018 on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.
Drawing on her childhood experiences and life journey after graduation, acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward told University of Michigan graduates to stay patient and persist when the road to success seems long and difficult.
Award-winning author, Tulane University professor and MacArthur Fellow Jesmyn Ward will deliver the address at the 2017 University of Michigan Winter Commencement.
She also is one of 10 Bicentennial Alumni Award recipients being honored at the ceremony, which will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in Crisler Center.
University of Miami president and global health leader Dr. Julio Frenk implored University of Michigan graduates to "raise their sights" as they embark into a world that is undergoing a pivotal moment of change.
The university is creating a special award for its 200th year, honoring 20 people who embody the breadth and excellence of its more recent alumni.
A legendary jazz double bassist, a philanthropist to the visual and performing arts, a renowned global health leader and an innovator in medical education are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2016 on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus.
University of Michigan graduates should take on the world's challenges as "upstanders," not "bystanders," Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow said Sunday at the university's 2015 Winter Commencement.
President Mark Schlissel urged graduates to learn from a "horrible mistake" in U-M's past and to "use the breadth of your University of Michigan education" when debating important issues, including one he said is "fundamental to things we hold dear as educated members of society."
One of the nation's most respected and innovative art museum directors, a renowned leader in the pharmaceutical industry, a legal scholar and education advocate, and an acclaimed operatic tenor are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2015 on the Ann Arbor campus.
Winter Commencement speaker Charles F. Bolden Jr. encouraged University of Michigan graduates gathered Sunday at Crisler Center to "go out and make a difference."
A justice on Germany's Federal Constitutional Court, an administrator with NASA, a top atmospheric scientist also serving as president of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Nobel Prize winner in medicine are scheduled to receive honorary degrees at Winter Commencement 2014 on the Ann Arbor campus.
President Mary Sue Coleman greets a graduate at Sunday's commencement ceremony.
Winter Commencement speaker Michele Norris-Johnson conveyed a simple, yet powerful message to the University of Michigan graduates gathered Sunday at Crisler Center: “Love wins. Love always wins.”